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A new 6th grade blog post! It's really good and well researched.
When you think cows there are probably lots of different things you think. For example…. Cows are so cute. Green meadows. Milk. Yummm, hamburgers. But when you think cows do you think pollution??? Probably not because co...
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Check Out This Comprehensive Collection of Libraries Providing Public Domaine Materials for Teachers
May 17, 2016 A few days ago we shared with you an important collection featuring a wide variety free audio books for teachers. In today’s post we are adding another equally important resource from Internet Archive . This is basically a comprehensive collect...
May 17, 2016. A few days ago we shared with you an important collection featuring a wide variety free audio books for teachers. In today's post we are adding another equally important resource from Internet Archive. This is basically a comprehensive collection featuring thousands of libraries ...
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Excellent Educational Posters Featuring The 9 Character Strengths of Successful Students
May 16, 2016 Character Lab is a nonprofit with an educational focus on the advancement of the science and practice of character development. Character Lab’s team is composed of dedicated researchers, designers and educators who work in unison to : ‘discover...
May 16, 2016. Character Lab is a nonprofit with an educational focus on the advancement of the science and practice of character development. Character Lab's team is composed of dedicated researchers, designers and educators who work in unison to : 'discover the ideas and strategies that build ...
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A Step by Step Guide on How to Find Flickr CC Licensed Images to Use in Class
May 13, 2016 Flickr is a powerful photo sharing and hosting platform. It provides a host of excellent features that allows you to easily search for and find pictures and images to use in your instruction. We are talking here about pictures licensed under a ...
May 13, 2016. Flickr is a powerful photo sharing and hosting platform. It provides a host of excellent features that allows you to easily search for and find pictures and images to use in your instruction. We are talking here about pictures licensed under a Creative Commons License or in public ...
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A Handy Cheat Sheet of Useful Keyboard Shortcuts to Use on Google Sheets
May 11, 2016 Many of Google Drive's services has their own unique shortcuts. In a previous post we published here in EdTech and mLearning, we talked about Google Forms shortcuts  and featured a chart embedding some of the best keyboard combinations to use t...
May 11, 2016. Many of Google Drive's services has their own unique shortcuts. In a previous post we published here in EdTech and mLearning, we talked about Google Forms shortcuts and featured a chart embedding some of the best keyboard combinations to use to quickly navigate your forms.
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Watch this short video to hear 6th graders tell of their experiences with bullying.
Here's a video interview one 6th grader put together about bullying at school: by Cat
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A Handy Tool to Create Educational Posters and Graphics to Use in Class
May 24, 2016 FootJet is a good web tool you can use to create beautiful visuals to include in your instruction. You don’t need to have any prior technical knowledge to use FotoJet . There are thousands of pre-made templates and layouts to choose from and wi...
May 24, 2016 FootJet is a good web tool you can use to create beautiful visuals to include in your instruction. You don't need to have any prior technical knowledge to use FotoJet. There are thousands of pre-made templates and layouts to choose from and with minor editing and customization you ...
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Google Released A New Interesting Group Sharing App
May 17, 2016 Google announced today the release of a new service called ‘ Spaces ’. This is basically a group sharing app that allows members to share, discuss and comment on topic-specific content they are sharing within a Space. Anyone can instantly creat...
May 17, 2016. Google announced today the release of a new service called 'Spaces'. This is basically a group sharing app that allows members to share, discuss and comment on topic-specific content they are sharing within a Space. Anyone can instantly create a Space and invite others to join it ...
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New- Evernote Is Now Integrated with Google Drive
May 12, 2016 Google announced today its new partnership with the popular note taking platform Evernote. Starting today, Evernote users can now add Drive files right into their Evernote notes. They can also search their Drive content from within Evernote. An...
May 12, 2016. Google announced today its new partnership with the popular note taking platform Evernote. Starting today, Evernote users can now add Drive files right into their Evernote notes. They can also search their Drive content from within Evernote. And to make things easier, ...
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Some Very Good iPad Apps for Science Teachers
May 11, 2016 Below is a short collection of some very good iPad apps we have specifically curated for Science teachers and students. They can be used to consolidate and expand on what students learn about the natural world. The apps will also help students ...
May 11, 2016. Below is a short collection of some very good iPad apps we have specifically curated for Science teachers and students. They can be used to consolidate and expand on what students learn about the natural world. The apps will also help students learn about endangered species, ...
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Check out the latest 6th grade blog post on the evils of MONEY!
Image from Keith Cooper Money. Money, unfortunately, kind of defines us. I mean think about it, it decides where we live, what school we go to, and at school the friends you make. So ultimately money defines our life. And you...
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for the love of learning: Grading Moratorium
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Math Reflections: Awards
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Our middle school staff just had a lively conversation about the possibility of making some changes to our student-led monthly award assembl

ROLE Reversal: Harvard study misses the mark
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Harvard study misses the mark. I have been known to complain about bad or misinterpreted research. Today, I came upon another flawed study,